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26 minutes ago, pantene proV said:

It started well with the Hendry and Matthews signing news a few weeks ago but each announcement has been getting worse :lol:

Mid table mediocrity beckons this season

Even letting buchanan go is not looking clever - a guaranteed double figures goal-getter. We've lost 40 goals out the team and brought in Victoria and Anderson :lol:

We've lost the most consistent part of a (very) leaky defence :lol:

It's grim so far 

 

Dunno what bringing in Anderson and Victoria has to do with Nisbet and Buchanan leaving. Clearly different roles being filled.

Need to see who we bring in up top. Traditionally a difficult berth to fill, and a lot of luck required to get it right.

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Gillespie to sign for Falkirk now and be player of the season.

It's amazing how many of the players that we've either released or fans are happy to see leave have or look likely ending up at higher league clubs. Not necessarily a berometer of ability but surely would show given the right management should have been successful with us.

Davidson will start next season guaranteed alongside Benedictus. He's not being signed on as a coach but as a full time defender. He should not be anywhere near the starting 11 and going by this McGlynn comments that's where he'll be.

Amazed at the lack of concern from the fans at the state of the squad. Pining hopes on the same defence and 2 players both of whom have or will be coming back from serious long term injuries and who won't have kicked a ball competitively for months.

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It's almost as though there's still a month to go before the end of the season and we still have signings to make.... 

Absolutely have to trust the manager here. 

 

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Gillespie to sign for Falkirk now and be player of the season.

It's amazing how many of the players that we've either released or fans are happy to see leave have or look likely ending up at higher league clubs. Not necessarily a berometer of ability but surely would show given the right management should have been successful with us.

Davidson will start next season guaranteed alongside Benedictus. He's not being signed on as a coach but as a full time defender. He should not be anywhere near the starting 11 and going by this McGlynn comments that's where he'll be.

Amazed at the lack of concern from the fans at the state of the squad. Pining hopes on the same defence and 2 players both of whom have or will be coming back from serious long term injuries and who won't have kicked a ball competitively for months.


I think the reason there’s a general lack of concern about the squad is because it’s THE 14th OF JUNE!

McGlynn is doing exactly what McGlynn does. He’s bringing in solid, hard working players that will run and fight for 90 minutes and won’t shit the bed when the pressure is on. It won’t be pretty but it’ll be effective.

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5 minutes ago, Raith_Hoevers said:

Would Andrew Dallas from Rangers on loan be a shout? or was he honking at Morton?

I don't think we can afford the fee to buy off a ref. 

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I think the reason there’s a general lack of concern about the squad is because it’s THE 14th OF JUNE!

McGlynn is doing exactly what McGlynn does. He’s bringing in solid, hard working players that will run and fight for 90 minutes and won’t shit the bed when the pressure is on. It won’t be pretty but it’ll be effective.
I hope you're right but I have major concerns. As I've said before hard work is all well and good but you need quality to go up and I don't see from the signings and re-signings, Hendry and McKay apart, that we're going to be anywhere near good enough.

Time will tell and I hope I'm wrong but I just don't see it.

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I'm not sure who people expect us to sign? We are skint and stuck in this league for a third season. 

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1 hour ago, Scottydog said:

We hope so.

 

1 hour ago, ewan_fife said:


That’s what I’m thinking aswell

I was thinking he was at United with McKinnon but just read he joined in the January under Laszlo.

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We have to believe, 3 seasons in this bloody abyss is torture. If McGlynn has shown that kind of faith then that’s good enough for me. Oh and btw I was never seething about Murray and Nisbet leaving. And now Gillespie. Absolutely chuffed about McKay. It’ll be a big season for him and one he’ll totally excell in.

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8 minutes ago, Ding Dang Doo said:

I hope you're right but I have major concerns. As I've said before hard work is all well and good but you need quality to go up and I don't see from the signings and re-signings, Hendry and McKay apart, that we're going to be anywhere near good enough.

Time will tell and I hope I'm wrong but I just don't see it.

Hendry and Spencer are good signings. Macdonald can't be worse than any left back we've had in a few years. Our midfield already looks far more mobile and far more combative and probably better on the ball than last season.

Victoria I think will be pretty handy out wide, he's McGlynns idea of a winger, sheer power over silky passing. Looked dangerous last season against us. I'd class him as an interesting gamble.

McKay signing back on is good. Davo is Davo, but there is an opportunity to balance the defence better. Ando was a better player than his final ball reputation deserved and still stung us last year. A game changer? Probably not. A bigger influence than Flanagan? Certainly.

We also still have Vaughan and Dingwall who will provide quality on the ball. We need to bring in forwards, a right back another centre mid and a keeper. Then if we can get a loan or two we'll be no worse certainly than the team that started last season.

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37 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

I'm not sure who people expect us to sign? We are skint and stuck in this league for a third season. 

Spot on

Mcglynns got till after the friendlies,if its shit he needs to go :lol:

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1 hour ago, Ding Dang Doo said:

Gillespie to sign for Falkirk now and be player of the season.

It's amazing how many of the players that we've either released or fans are happy to see leave have or look likely ending up at higher league clubs. Not necessarily a berometer of ability but surely would show given the right management should have been successful with us.

Davidson will start next season guaranteed alongside Benedictus. He's not being signed on as a coach but as a full time defender. He should not be anywhere near the starting 11 and going by this McGlynn comments that's where he'll be.

Amazed at the lack of concern from the fans at the state of the squad. Pining hopes on the same defence and 2 players both of whom have or will be coming back from serious long term injuries and who won't have kicked a ball competitively for months.

No thanks to Gillespie.

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Actually, big Nat vacating the midfield berth for Matthews WILL make the defence harder to get at it must be said 


McGlynn must think so too. If you run through the regular goalies/defenders from last season, he’s offered deals to Lyness, Davidson, Benedictus and McKay, attempted to keep Crane, and Thomson/Murray were already under contract.

Wedderburn is the only one he’s actively tried to shake. So why did he always play? It’s odd, really.

I’m McGlynn’s biggest fan, I’m broadly content with the players we’re bringing in, but I’ve no idea at all what he’s playing at with the defence. If we can end up with a new RB, McKay/Bene and MacDonald, with McGurn or a new goalie behind them, I’ll be pretty happy with that. Lyness, McKay at RB, Bene/Davo, MacDonald? Well, Grant Anderson probably sums it up best.

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I think the reason there’s a general lack of concern about the squad is because it’s THE 14th OF JUNE!

 

McGlynn is doing exactly what McGlynn does. He’s bringing in solid, hard working players that will run and fight for 90 minutes and won’t shit the bed when the pressure is on. It won’t be pretty but it’ll be effective.

MacDonald will do 90 mins of running easy, Be lucky if Victoria runs a whole 9 mins of 90 min game and as for trying ha

 

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MacDonald will do 90 mins of running easy, Be lucky if Victoria runs a whole 9 mins of 90 min game and as for trying ha  


McGlynn will turn him into a hard working goal machine. Absolutely no doubts about that whatsoever...

ETA: I may have some doubts

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6 minutes ago, Diamondatheart said:

MacDonald will do 90 mins of running easy, Be lucky if Victoria runs a whole 9 mins of 90 min game and as for trying ha emoji23.png

 

No worries, this will mostly be retreating to his own half for restarts.

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1 hour ago, baillieinleeds said:

We have to believe, 3 seasons in this bloody abyss is torture. If McGlynn has shown that kind of faith then that’s good enough for me. Oh and btw I was never seething about Murray and Nisbet leaving. And now Gillespie. Absolutely chuffed about McKay. It’ll be a big season for him and one he’ll totally excell in.

With the signings you boys are making make that 5 seasons in this bloody abyss,nae luck.

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The guy from East Fife Mail has turned into a raging mess, which is quite fun. 

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